The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training
The AQF links education and the labour market
The AQF sets the standards for Australia’s qualifications
The AQF is a flexible, contemporary framework of Australia’s qualifications
The AQF is Australia’s National Qualifications Framework
The AQF builds confidence in qualifications
The AQF supports the development of pathways to assist people to move easily through education and training and work
The AQF supports lifelong learning
The AQF underpins regulatory and quality assurance arrangements for education and training
The AQF supports national and international mobility of graduates and workers
The AQF enables comparability of Australian and international qualifications
AQF qualifications are the currency of the labour market

AQF Explanations  

A set of written explanations on the AQF, that formalise responses provided to the many stakeholder requests for support in understanding the AQF over the past year, can be found below. They are intended to assist those using the AQF and do not change the AQF in any way or add any additional requirements. The Explanation on the Volume of Learning has been updated in May 2014.

Explanations about AQF terminology can be found in either a single file or alternatively download individual explanations below.


AQF terminology